14/01/2016 Middlesbrough

Appeal after Male Brandishes Imitation Hand Gun Robbery on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough

Police were called to the Forbes Building on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, at around 1pm today, Thursday 14th January, to a report of a robbery.

The suspect brandished an imitation hand gun and demanded cash. The staff member managed to fend off the male and he made off empty handed along Tennyson Street.

He is described as a white male, around 5ft 11” tall, of slim build and believed to be aged in his thirties. He was wearing a blue jacket with the hood up around his face, a grey hooded top underneath, blue trousers and white trainers.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or any witnesses are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Husband from Cleveland Police Major Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.